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Weren’t you pretty then?
Didn’t we shine?
Wasn’t I so good
That one time?

We had a rhythm, babe
I was moon to your tide
& like every good rhythm
We found the rhyme
But –

Every star burning bright
Goes the way of a rose one night
Flaming out on beauty’s perfect cue

But now I have a pretty little song to sing

Didn’t it hurt so bad?
Cause weren’t we kind?
Before we went cruel,
And forgot how to cry?

Who won the duel babe?
Cause I was shooting blind
You always fired from the hip,
Straight and right
Like –


Didn’t we melt the walls?
Set some rooms on fire?
Didn’t we burn the palace down from the inside?

But weren’t we out of hand?
Out of time?
When it went wrong
Baby, didn’t you fly?
Like –


Now I have a pretty little song to sing


from Hope, Alaska, released October 24, 2014
Jonathan J. Bower: vocal, acoustic guitar
Evan Phillips: electric guitar, synth, bgv
Marty Severin: bass
James Glaves: electric guitar, drums



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Jonathan J. Bower Anchorage, Alaska

On the release of his 2012 EP, But So Beautiful, The Anchorage Press wrote, “[This is] masterful storytelling…These songs weave beautiful, forlorn tales in a matter of minutes, but with a defiant note of hope.” Jonathan is currently readying the release of his follow-up to the EP, a full-length album to release in 2014 titled, "Hope, Alaska." ... more

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